Codes and Policies

Our Ethics Policy (pdf) sets out the institution’s intention to promote the highest standards of scientific, scholarly and professional integrity.

We support researchers to work in accordance with the Research Ethics Framework (pdf)

We support researchers to work in accordance with the University’s  Code of Good Practice in Research (pdf).  The Code sets out the expectations for all those conducting research on University premises or under the auspices of the University of Exeter.


The Code includes an annex on Misconduct in Research and section 2 explains the options for the reporting of concerns by members of staff, students and the public . Further detail on the stages of investigations can be found in the Misconduct in Research Process.


The UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) is an independent charity, offering advice and support to the public, individual researchers and research organisations. They can be contacted in confidence via their website


The Russell Group has published a statement of cooperation in cross-institutional research misconduct allegations.

Find out more about University of Exeter's work on promoting research integrity in our Statement on Research Integrity (pdf)

UoE Research_Generic Privacy Notice  is to tell you how the University will process personal data gathered by researchers and processed for the purposes of carrying out research in the public interest.